City of Inglewood is putting a spin on Future’s 2017 hit, Mask Off, with the aim of encouraging its residents to take safety precautions against the novel coronavirus.
This week, the city of Inglewood dropped “Mask On,” a Covid-19 PSA set to be a cover of the rapper’s 2017 smash hit. Urging people to wear protective face masks amid the ongoing pandemic, the newly revamped lyrics include: “Mask on / We keep that mask on / When in public, yo we keep that mask on.”
It continues: “2020, the year that we advance / But the coronavirus threw a wrench up in them plans / Had to adjust, and make it interesting / Gimme six feet, that’s social distancing,” the lyrics read. “Wash your hands, protect your fam / And we’ll be back soon as we can.”
The video also features shout-outs to beloved local establishments such as Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill and Woody’s Bar-B-Que, as well as Los Angeles sports teams: the Chargers and the Rams based out of the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
The PSA comes in the wake of rising numbers of coronavirus cases within the state of California. Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, previously revealed that the use of face masks could significantly slow the spread of Covid-19, with several recent studies also confirming that.
Inglewood’s latest video about masks isn’t the only PSA to tap into pop culture as a way to spread the message about the importance of protective face coverings.
Recently, the state of New York released a video starring Paul Rudd that pokes fun at 51-year-old actor’s youthful looks and implores millennials to wear protective face masks amid the pandemic.
“Yo, what up, dogs. Paul Rudd here, actor and certified young person,” the Ant-Man star begins. “I was talking on the iPhone with my homie, Governor Cuomo, and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials.”
Wearing a yellow sweatsuit and flat bill cap with headphones around his neck, Rudd states that masks are “totally beast” before urging viewers to wear their masks so that they can continue to go to bars, drink, hook up and do TikToks.
“Caring about other people is the new not caring about other people,” he said in the PSA.